Re: “How reintroducing grizzlies would have an effect on North Cascades recreation” [Nov. 11, Local News]:
It was heartening to see Gregory Scruggs’ even-handed piece on reintroducing grizzly bears to the North Cascades. Much better than the same old fear-mongering and opinionated voices in regards to the grizzlies, it is fact-based reporting that elicits commentary from specialists, not least Chris Servheen, the main knowledgeable on grizzlies within the Decrease 48.
Servheen accurately notes that the possibilities of even seeing a grizzly within the wild are slim, however when he and the opposite specialists discuss in regards to the want for applicable human conduct in grizzly nation, I fear that they could be enjoying into the customarily irrational worry. of the bear fueled by many years of horror tales and flicks. Sadly, this innate worry of the grizzly is seen in lots of the feedback submitted to the US Fish & Wildlife Service (st.information/bears), feedback that look like from members of a youthful era preferring their wilderness forays develop into unencumbered by the precise nature or the inconvenience of eradicating their beloved ear cushions.
Perhaps I’ve develop into what Seattle Occasions columnist Danny Westneat refers to as an “outdated man yelling at clouds,” but it surely makes me marvel if a few of these individuals perceive the which means and worth of wilderness.
Mick Tronquet, Seattle